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The House Science Committee favorably reported bills March 22 that would recognize a NASA center as a center of excellence in rocket propulsion and would resolve a commercial space regulatory issue.
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A final fiscal year 2018 spending bill released by House and Senate appropriators March 21 would give NASA more than $20.7 billion, far above the administration’s original request.
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The Air Force's share of the Defense Department's $12.5 billion national security space budget is $11.4 billion.
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Relativity, the startup company developing small launch vehicles using additive manufacturing technologies, announced March 21 an agreement with NASA’s Stennis Space Center to take over one of its test stands.
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The Japanese government, working with private ventures, announced plans March 20 to establish a nearly billion-dollar fund to support the development of space startups in the country.
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An Alaskan spaceport will host the first launch of a rocket developed by a stealthy startup company as soon as next week, spaceport officials confirmed March 20.
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A decision on a new launch date for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and announcement of any potential breach of its $8 billion cost cap, could come next week, an agency official said March 20.
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A letter signed by more than 60 House members calls on the Senate to advance the stalled nomination of fellow congressman Jim Bridenstine to be NASA administrator.
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Citing recent reforms that provide more time to orbit a new satellite constellation, satellite broadband-startup OneWeb asked U.S. telecom regulators to nearly triple the size of its authorized low-Earth-orbit constellation.
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Seeking to return a borrowed satellite as soon as possible, Israeli fleet operator Spacecom is very close to purchasing a new satellite dubbed Amos-8, a company official said March 14.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:49:42 +0000
For the space-based infrared SBIRS satellites 5 and 6, the Air Force says the per-unit cost went down 12 percent — from $1.9 billion to $1.6 billion.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:39:02 +0000
Companies that are developing small launch vehicles or who provide rideshare launch services say they expect new Chinese launch vehicles to drive down launch prices, raising concerns among some of unfair competition.
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     Date Submitted:22-06-2016
     Last Modified:22-06-2016 (02:38)
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     Current job:Technician
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within a month
     Keywords- Safety control, maintenance, repair, testing, inspection, and purity control of electro-mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems - Calibration/testing of instrumentation and other hardware/systems - Fabrication of test equipment and flight hardwar



     Over twenty years’ experience in the aerospace industry with expertise in the following areas:

    Safety control, maintenance, repair, testing, inspection, and purity control of electro-mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems

    Calibration/testing of instrumentation and other hardware/systems

    Fabrication of test equipment and flight hardware

    Equipment tracking and production control

    Reading electrical/hydraulic/pneumatic schematics and other drawings

    Proficiency in various word/presentation/data-processing applications




    September 2012 -     Technician (Aerospace), United Technologies Aerospace Systems and

    Present                      Summit Technologies & Solutions, Inc.

                                       Houston, Texas


                                       Support National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) extravehicular activity (EVA), including real-time EVA mission support and non-real-time EVA certification activities.

                                       Support NASA EVA manned and unmanned vacuum chamber testing: install/remove Extra Vehicular Mobility Unit and other space critical hardware from chambers, man test stations during integrated testing, and support engineering through all stages of anomaly investigation.

                                       Maintain quality Space Suit Lab requirements and review/coordinate maintenance of process documentation/drawings, fabricate/maintain flight and ground support hardware, support overall assembly and testing of flight/ground support hardware, including providing performance and checkout equipment and performing calibration purity monitoring and control.

                                       Perform instrument pipe-fitting/tube bending, instrument calibration, soldering, wiring, hydrostatic/pneumatic and electrical testing and trouble-shooting of flight and training hardware.

                                       Operate various power/precision tools and utilize/maintain hydraulic tools and equipment.


    March 1988 -             Technician (Aerospace), United Space Alliance and

    September 2012        Boeing Space Exploration

                                       Houston, Texas


                                       Maintained, calibrated, and fabricated ground support equipment for the NASA Food and Equipment Processing Contract.

                                       Operated milling machine, disk grinder, band saw, engraver, lathe; performed instrument pipe-fitting/tube bending, instrument calibration, soldering, wiring; worked with hydraulics, pneumatics, and vacuums; and performed hydrostatic/pneumatic testing and trouble-shooting.

                                       Utilized computer data system for equipment certification tracking and inventory control.

                                       Served as safety representative and fire warden.



                                       English Composition I/II and Technical Writing, San Jacinto College

                                       Fortran Computer Programming, Alvin Community College



    November 2001        United Space Alliance Quest for Excellence Group Award

                                       As part of the NASA EVA stand-down oxygen contamination recovery effort, the team developed a new method for processing high pressure oxygen without affecting the Shuttle mission schedule.

    September 2001        NASA Silver Snoopy Award

                                       As part of the NASA EVA stand-down oxygen contamination recovery effort, I supported the development and formal approval of a new method for processing high pressure oxygen without affecting the Shuttle mission schedule.

    October 1991            Boeing Performance Excellence Group Award

                                       Building preparation and hardware fabrication for new R&D/test facility.


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